Facebook and Instagram may be forced to remove Likes for users under 18

Social networks may have to stop users under the age of eighteen from liking posts, according to new privacy rules. The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) within the United Kingdom has drafted a code of practice to protect children’s safety online. One of the rules within the code would prevent tech corporations from using “nudge” techniques. Nudge techniques are defined as anything that would encourage youngsters to provide unnecessary personal information, weaken or turn off… Read more »

‘Nasty’ Instagram scam steals login info

A fresh Instagram phishing scam created the rounds over the weekend, according a media reports. The “Nasty List” scam begins with a personal message from one of your followers, saying they noticed your name on a “nasty list.” after you click the link to the Instagram account, the profile includes a link to the purported… Read more »

TikTok is no longer available on both Apple and Google stores in India

Apple and Google have pulled popular video sharing app TikTok from their app stores in India amid pornography fears. Quartz India reported early Wednesday morning that TikTok was unavailable for download on both the Google and Apple store. Business insider contacted Apple and Google for comment however didn’t immediately hear back. Earlier this month, the Madras high court asked the government to… Read more »

TikTok is launching a series of online safety videos in its app

On the heels of news that TikTok has reached one billion downloads, the corporate these days is launching a new initiative designed to help inform users concerning online safety, TikTok’s various privacy settings and other controls they can use inside its app, and more. Rather than dumping this data in an in-app FAQ or help… Read more »

BLACKPINK’s Lisa is officially the most followed K-pop artist on Instagram

It’s been a very good month for the BLACKPINK girls due to the release of their record-breaking Kill This Love music video, followed by THAT epic Coachella performance. And currently band member Lisa has another reason to celebrate because she is officially the foremost followed K-pop artist on Instagram. The group’s beloved main dancer currently has 17.4 million… Read more »

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by second outage within a month

Just as the U.S.A. was waking up to a lovely Sunday, Facebook was sadly tackling yet another huge outage — it’s second within a month. In line with downdetector.com, soon after 6AM ET these days, users across the world started experiencing issues with Facebook and its various platforms, together with messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. At… Read more »

TikTok Yee Haw meme Challenge

The yee haw cowboy meme challenge on TikTok shows people transforming into cowboys and cowgirls. Cowboy-related memes are trending across the net. On TikTok, the foremost popular iteration of a cowboy meme is often referred to as the “Yee Haw Challenge” or labeled with the hashtag #yeehaw. The premise of this challenge is that someone “turns into” a cowboy or cowgirl, typically after consuming a beverage labeled “yee haw juice.” This skit is performed to the song… Read more »

The newest craze on TikTok is people revealing ‘cursed’ images they draw themselves

TikTok has a community obsessed with ‘cursed’ images. Not like the rest of the net, TikTok’s cursed images are sometimes disturbing illustrations instead of eerie photos. While TikTok has a name as having one of the more wholesome communities on the internet, it isn’t safe from cursed images. It’s hard to explain what a cursed image (or cursed… Read more »

TikTok introduces age-gate feature, removes 6 million videos violating guidelines

After receiving flak from the Madras high court for its children privacy violating video, a short video platform TikTok has introduced an age-gate feature to keep away underage users from the platform. The feature will permit solely users above thirteen years to create an account on its platform. As part of its safety mechanism, the Bytedance-owned platform has also removed over six million videos… Read more »

TikTok got 90 million users in India for the past 3 months

Despite facing flak for sleazy content on its platform, Chinese owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, TikTok became controversial within the past for illegally collecting personal info from kids in the U.S.A. and in other places for inappropriate content. Hearing a petition filed by an advocate, the Madras high court earlier this month asked the Centre to ban the app, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths and the minds of children. But in terms of… Read more »

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  • The curious case of TikTok’s rise in India

    The rise of the Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok in India has been so spectacular over the past year that it’s currently nearly impossible for any social media user to not have come across its content. For the young generation though, especially the teenagers and even younger children, the app needs no introduction. In fact, according to a new report from… Read more »

  • How Musers make cash using TikTok

    How will you feel if a fifteen seconds video can earn you up to six figures!! Yes, it’s true… Musical.ly, a global short video community app can make your dream come true. The gifted users of Musical.ly better known as ‘Musers’ have many options to earn cash. However, the Musical.ly isn’t anymore and converted into… Read more »

  • FC Bayern goes TikTok

    FC Bayern Munich already reaches over eighty million fans via social media on eleven platforms, and the club has currently added another channel, the video-focused social network TikTok. Shortly before Matchday 28’s standout fixture against Dortmund, the record champions launched their profile and since then it’s already enjoyed over half a million video views. https://fc.bayern/TikTok… Read more »

  • TikTok is asking Indians to guard against fake news this election season

    In India, TikTok is mostly known for being home to videos of silly antics and movie lip-syncing. However the app currently also has much user-generated political content – a matter of which the corporate seems wary. TikTok, owned by Chinese tech unicorn Bytedance, recently began displaying a public service announcement, or PSA, to its users… Read more »

  • Is Twitter planning to get rid of ‘Likes’?

    Twitter is reportedly set to scrap its “like” feature, a move that would be meant to improve the overall quality of the interactions on the platform. According to a report by the Telegraph, Twitter ceo Jack Dorsey told employees at an in-house event last week that he “was not a fan of the heart-shaped button”… Read more »

  • Facebook to use AI to respect the dead

    Facebook has said it’s working on using AI to prevent a common and upsetting problem: receiving notifications concerning deceased friends and beloved ones. The company said it hoped to prevent the “painful” experience of getting suggestions to invite dead people to events, or to wish them a happy birthday. On profiles, tributes to a person will currently appear separately, keeping… Read more »

  • Facebook new features against fake and harmful data

    Facing criticism that it spreads extremism and misinformation, Facebook is taking new steps to respond. It’ll more closely monitor groups that unfold fake info and limit links that are more prominent on Facebook than across the net. It’s additionally adding more professional fact checkers from outside the corporate. Facebook says it’s rolling out a large… Read more »

  • How to post a TikTok video on Instagram

    Filmed from the app, TikTok videos are vertical or 9:16. However Instagram doesn’t permit you to share full 9:16 videos; the max size for an Instagram Post is 4:5. To post TikTok videos on Instagram without cropping, you need to resize the video first and add padding on the left and right. Posting TikTok videos… Read more »

  • Your top 6 Instagram questions Answered

    Instagram became a leading visual social network from the moment it entered the scene. Users flocked to it and naturally brands followed. With over a hundred and fifty million active users and millions of photos shared daily, Instagram has quickly become a place that brands can look to for user generated content and brand advocates…. Read more »

  • Supreme Court will hear plea against Madras HC order to ban TikTok on April 15

    TikTok is a popular mobile application that allows users to make short lip-synced videos. The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it’ll hear on April 15 a plea against the Madras High Court’s order to the Centre to ban the download of the TikTok app over claims that it contains pornographic content, PTI reported. TikTok is… Read more »